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the casino is located at 241 north virginia street in the heart of downtown reno. that's where ryan canaday joins us live with the latest details on this murder investigation. ryan what do we know? landon, the investigation has found that the victim was an off duty employee of siri's casino here in downtown. police have identified the suspect as 38 year old kiley grayson. he's been charged with open murder and police say he did not run from the crime scene or resist arrest. was compliant with officers, he was pointed out as the shooter, he was taken into custody at that time and taken down to the main police station." the reno police department has met with a lot of eye witnesses who were inside siri's at the time of the shooting. investigators have determined there was a physical and verbal dispute between the two men, that escalated quickly . when the victim tried to walk away... police say grayson pulled out a gun and shot the man in the chest. although the suspect in this
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investigation is ongoing. the reno police department would like anyone with further information about this incident to contact them at 334-2188 or to call secret witness at 322-4900. you can also text your tip to 847-411. the name of the victim has not yet been released at this time. covering crime beat live in downtown reno, ryan canaday channel two news "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" while it may take until the end of the weekend, there are some signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and
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the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will rise to near 70 degrees tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on thursday. late saturday, the ridge finally breaks down to allow the first of what could be several storms to move into the region, with valley rain a decent possibility, but mountain rain and snow almost a sure bet on sunday. thanks mike. local workers staged a protest today out at the tesla gigafactory site east of reno. arianna bennett joins us now with why they organized a
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while tesla coming to northern nevada was considered a huge victory for the state... and for our local economy... not every group was happy with the legislature's provisions for bringing the gigafactory here. russell: "we would have hoped that there was a little better protection for local workers when this went through the legislature. what they ended up getting was 50 percent local workforce on the job. we don't think that's enough. it's not 50 percent nevada's tax money, it's 100 percent nevada's tax money." james says about 300 local workers walked off the tesla build site in protest today. senate bill one from the 2014 special session... requires that tesla hire half of its workers from nevada. but since tesla's tax credits come solely from nevada... these workers argue... the percentage should be higher. we reached out to tesla for a response... and a spokesperson sent us a statement saying in part quote: "in reality, more than 50% of the workers used by this contractor and more than 75% of the entire gigafactory workforce are nevada residents, demonstrating the project's strong commitment
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the tesla spokesperson went on to say that-- tesla hires the best vendors and suppliers for the job, based on factors of quality, schedule, cost, reliability and reputation. russell: "they are bringing some workers from new mexico, and there are local construction workers who are available to fill those jobs. they are just choosing to bring those workers from new mexico because they can pay them less." tesla expects to begin producing batteries at the gigafactory in 2017. covering the story live, arianna bennett, channel 2 news. turning to campaign 2016... voters in 11 states will cast ballots on super tuesday tomorrow where hundreds of delegates are up for grabs. as pressure mounts on candidates to win, donald trump faces extra heat because of his slow response to denounce his racist supporters. craig boswell reports. black lives matter activists targeted donald trump's rally in radford, virginia. donald trump/ presidential candidate: "get em out get em out"
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the billionaire became a target after he refused to disavow former k-k-k leader david duke on a sunday morning talk show. trump: "i know nothing about david duke." monday he said he couldn't hear clearly because of a bad ear piece...his opponents aren't buying it. sen. marco rubio/ presidential candidate: "i don't care how bad the ear piece is ku klux klan comes through pretty clearly and he refuses to criticize it." even after trump refused duke's support - it may still make voters think twice during tomorrow's super tuesday elections. john dickerson/cbs news political director: "it gives support to those who say he's playing footsie with some of the ugliest ideas out there in order to build support for his candidacy." cbs news in virginia and georgia...but ted cruz is winning in his home state of texas.. the same cbs news poll has hillary clinton up 20 points or more in texas, georgia and virginia...and is already election. hillary clinton/ presidential candidate: "one advantage i have is they've been after me for 25 years and i'm still standing." bernie sanders is focusing on minnesota and massachusetts
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craig boswell channel 2 news. and please stay with channel 2 news... and "cbs news" for continuing coverage of campaign 2016... through november. looking around the nation... the medal of honor is the nation's highest military recognition. today president obama awarded it to a navy seal who risked his life to rescue an american hostage in afghanistan. weijia jiang reports from the white house. edward byers junior goes to the greatest lengths to stay hidden as a member of the navy's elite seal team 6. but on monday, the 36 year old was at the center of the president's attention. pres. obama: "he's consummate quiet professional." president obama awarded byers--a senior special ops chief--the medal of honor. in 2012, he was part of a raid that rescued an american hostage in afghanistan. dr. dilip joseph was abducted by the taliban. joseph says he realized a rescue was underway
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someone calling his name. dr. dilip joseph/civilian hostage: "as soon as i heard my name and i answered back and they heard where my voice was coming from, one seal just came and laid on top of me." that man...was byers. "with is bare hands, ed pinned a fighter to wall until teammates took action." weijia jiang: the medal of honor is the nation's highest military decoration. byers is the first living, active-duty member of the navy to receive the award in four decades. u.s. navy senior chief special warfare operator edward byers, jr medal of honor recipient: " i will continue doing my job in the navy, continue being a seal.. doing the thing i love." byers also spoke about the ultimate sacrifice some seals have made. his teammate was killed during the mission. u.s. navy senior chief special warfare operator edward byers, jr medal of honor recipient: "he was a teammate and a friend.. an american hero." byers says he was just doing his job. weijia jiang channel 2 news. in the entire history of the navy seals, byers is only the sixth member to receive the medal of honor. he also has five
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paul:i'm paul nelson. the winter got off to a great start in terms of precipitation, but it took a big step backwards in february. we'll have the latest snowpack numbers, coming up at 5:30." do you ever worry about what your kids are eating? tonight's your chance to speak with an expert. registered dietitian, karen fisher owns nutrition connection and she's here to answer your questions. lines are open right now at 858-2222. but first... an influential cardinal discussed the catholic church's history of abuse today while testifying before australian lawmakers... how he criticized the church, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, and mike alger's
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welcome back... looking around the world...one of pope francis' top advisers says the catholic church has quote "made enormous mistakes" in allowing thousands of children to be abused over the centuries. australian cardinal george pell testified via video-link in rome - as part of an australian inquiry into child sex abuse. he told commissioners in sydney it's a scandal that the catholic church allowed thousands of children to suffer abuse at the hands of priests. cardinal george pell/vatican treasurer: "the church in many places, certainly in australia,
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people down. i'm not here to defend the indefensible." pell acknowledged he had heard an australian catholic school teacher who serially abused students 'might' be involved in what was called "pedophilia activity" in the 1970's, but had no idea how rampant clergy abuse was at the time. pell, who is pope francis' top financial adviser, had a private audience with the pope after he testified. the pentagon says u-s forces are likely to do more to help iraq retake mosul from the islamic state. ash carter/defense secretary: "we're bombing isil's banks, as well as oil wells they've taken over, or coerced others into operating on their behalf. we're also using cyber tools to disrupt isil's ability to operate and communicate." defense secretary ash carter mentioned providing more logistics support for iraqi combat forces. he also discussed putting up temporary bridges that allow iraqi assault forces to
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the temporary ceasefire in syria seems to be holding up. fighting has slowed down dramatically -- but a monitoring group says there have been airstrikes since the ceasefire began friday. it's unclear who was behind the attacks. nato is also concerned about significant russian military buildup in the country. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up next. but first... hunderds of thousands of american have been the victims of a cyberattack on the i-r-s...how criminals are using their personal information to file
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welcome back... a massive irs data breach is much bigger than first realized. as john potter reports...hackers were able to get sensitive information using the agency's "get transcript" program, which allows you to check your tax history online. not even virginia based tax attorney, wayne zell, was protected from hackers who he says stole his identity. zell: "somebody was trying to claim a refund using my social security number and i knew something was wrong." the irs's data dump is the latest in a series of disclosures. in may 2015, the agency reported cyber criminals accessed some 114 thousand taxpayer accounts. three months later, that number grew to 334
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says there as many as 724 thousand victims. weisman: "the irs is frankly not doing enough to protect us." the irs said hackers used personal information gathered from other online sources - like bank accounts - to answer personal identity questions on the "get transcript" forms. one possible culprit: irs- approved tax preparers. one audit found 6 out of 13 providing adequate security to customers. weisman: "we're often our own worst enemies because there are times that we don't use proper passwords, we don't use proper security." the irs says it is notifying the hacked taxpayers by mail, as well as offering free identity protection for a year. covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. the online viewing and download feature of "get transcript" has been suspended since may 2015.
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that...but this time with enhanced security to protect taxpayers. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" while it may take until the end of the weekend, there are some signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and
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the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will rise to near 70 degrees tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on thursday. late saturday, the ridge finally breaks down to allow the first of what could be several storms to move into the region, with valley rain a decent possibility, but mountain rain and snow almost a sure bet on sunday. while it may take until the end of the weekend, there are some
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pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and dry, nudging storms too far to the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will
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tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on thursday. late saturday, the ridge finally breaks down to allow the first of what could be several storms to move into the region, with let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. watch out for some heavy traffic getting onto i80 eastbound from 580 and luckily there are no accidents or incidents to report so please continue to drive safely. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic. "hiya how ya doing?" hunger relief with better nutrition, that's what clients of st vincent's dining room will
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new community partnership- coming up at 5:30. abs are made in the kitchen. but if you need help with your nutrition, keep it here for tonight's ask the doctor - for more on an upcoming weight
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this week kicks off national nutrition month. so in tonight's ask the doctor segment, we're talking about new healthy eating habits you can introduce to your family. karen fisher is the owner of nutrition connection. 1 if you were going to tell parents to cut out - or limit - one thing from your child's diet, what would it be? 2 are you seeing more cases of
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your child's diet, what would it be? 2 are you seeing more cases of childhood obesity? 3 on the flip side, you say some kids aren't getting enough calories? how many should an active child eat per day? 4 you're a proponent of chocolate milk? why? 5 tell us about the upcoming weight management program you're offering. chocolate milk? why? 5 tell us about the upcoming weight management program you're offering. karen fisher owns nutrition connection on sierra rose drive
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people with medical conditions like diabetes and obesity. she says childhood obesity wasn't nearly the issue it is today two grains, protein and dairy. she is hosting a weight management clinic beginning at the end of march. to learn more call 858-2222. amanda: the previous homeless overflow shelter was damaged so now the city of reno is working on leasing a new location. i'm amanda ketchledge and coming up next, i'll tell you why it's crucial to get the new space up and running. paul: "this month has been really nice for sunshine and
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been good our future water supply. i'm paul nelson, coming up after the break, i'll show you how our snowpack numbers
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andi "pretty soon, fresh greens like these will be served to the needy in our community. i'm andi guevara, coming up we'll tell you about a new partnership between the
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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" jeff "we've gotten closer to where we want to be but we just didn't get closer fast enough." february was a warm, dry month -- and the lack of precipitation has brought our snowpack levels down from where they were four weeks ago. that is tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30. good evening, i'm landon miller -- kristen has the night off. winter got off to a great start, with snowpack levels well above normal -- but that has been reduced-- now 96 percent of normal. paul nelson shows us how the water content stacks up -- and what kind of precipitation
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pipe scraping february is one of our most important months for precipitation -- but that wasn't the case this year -- finishing just 30 percent of normal. chad "it's definitely disappointing but it's not abnormal. even in some of the biggest years we've had, we've had extreme periods in the middle with dry spells." this mount rose snow telemetry site looks much different than it did a month ago. the depth of the snow has lost 27 inches -- but the water content has increased. a normal winter provides about 37 inches of water. this site has 31 inches so far. jeff "all these warm days, the snow settles and it consolidates. so, the snow is just getting denser and denser." paul "february's been a nice, warm, sunny month but that might be too much of a good thing. it wasn't very good for the snowpack. just a month ago, we were about 25 percent above average. now, we're a little below average, and that means march is that much more critical." chad "march precip is a little bit better, too, just because it's fresh precip. it's new. if you look at those south-facing slopes, up there, a lot of the old precipitation's already

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